Solved

How a FPW26 application behaves at Windows 7 ?

Posted on 2011-03-14
15
1,725 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts

I'm going to upgrade to Windows 7 - from XP.
Do you know any contraindication about FPW2.6 applications running on it ?

Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:Eduardo Fuerte
  • 8
  • 7
15 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
CaptainCyril earned 250 total points
ID: 35128168
If the new computer is 64-bit FWP26 won't run. FPW26 is 16-bit.

Other than that, you need to play with compatibility, printer device options to make it work properly.

Don't forget FILES=200 in Environment Variables if you have too many files open in the database.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 35140035
I'm checking the more suitable version of Windows 7 (32 or 64 bits) could run better at my equipment.
But I don't need to print anything with FPW 2.6
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:CaptainCyril
ID: 35140154
I am not sure if FPW26 would even run on a Virtual Machine in 64-bit.

I am sure it will work on 32-bit Windows.

According to this website, you can run 16-bit on DosBox or Virtual Machines.
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-rant/running-16-bit-applications-in-a-64-bit-os/
0
The New “Normal” in Modern Enterprise Operations

DevOps for the modern enterprise offers many benefits — increased agility, productivity, and more, but digital transformation isn’t easy, especially if you’re not addressing the right issues. Register for the webinar to dive into the “new normal” for enterprise modern ops.

 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:CaptainCyril
ID: 35140178
64-bit versions of Windows do not support 16-bit components, 16-bit processes, or 16-bit applications
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896458
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 35140631
So, I guess one good solution could be dual boot (Windows 7 and XP) - what do you think about ?
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:CaptainCyril
ID: 35141481
I personally would go for VMware.

If you are thinking of Windows 7 and XP and you wish the application to run on XP, then the machine has to be 32-bit.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 35149574
If I well understood  the only alternative viable to stay running FPW2.6 from inside Win 7, even using emulating tools like you've mentioned, is Win 7 32 bits, right ?
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:CaptainCyril
ID: 35149881
You can install WinXP in an VM.

On 32-bit you don't even need VM. My client runs my 16-bit FWP26 I wrote in 1994 on his Windows 7 without any problems whatsoever. He just had to configure the printer settings.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:CaptainCyril
ID: 35149892
I am now writing from 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate. All my 16-bit software DOS or Windows do not run on this.

I have another laptop 32-bit Windows Vista Ultimate and they run perfectly fine and blazingly fast.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 35150055
Do you feel to much performance differences between 32 and 64 bits ?
I tend to use 32 bits to avoid troubles.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:CaptainCyril
ID: 35150123
Well my 64-bit laptop is 2 years newer than the 32-bit and is much faster. I don't have a 32-bit and 64-bit same age to benchmark them. I am generally satisfied with the 64-bit. They are both using same OS and have 4GM RAM. The 64-bit can handle the RAM better that's for one.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 35150321
Ok.
But  Win 7 (32 bits) ressembles the exactly  behavior of Windows Vista (32 bits) ?
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:CaptainCyril
ID: 35150379
7 is a repackaged Vista :-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 35151146
So the terms are Interchangeable.... if runs at Vista so do in Win 7 (32 bits)
I'm planning to finally install Win 32 bits to still use my old (and good) FPW26 apps
Ans as you've said before the XP VM  Win 7 (32 bits) is a native feature.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 35176750
I'm replying from Win 7 - 32 bits
I've tried FPW 2.6 - that's fine...
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microsoft Visual FoxPro (short VFP) is a programming language with it’s own IDE and database, ranking somewhat between Access and VB.NET + SQL Server (Express). Product Description: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/default.aspx (http://msd…
A quick Powershell script I wrote to find old program installations and check versions of a specific file across the network.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question